TVD Radar: Can, Live
in Cuxhaven 1976
in stores 10/14

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Mute and Spoon Records today announce Can Live in Cuxhaven 1976, the third in a series of Can live albums. This is the latest in the acclaimed series which began in 2021 with Can Live in Stuttgart 1975 and presents a shorter, more concise performance by Can over four sections. The new album is set for release on limited edition blue vinyl, CD, and digital platforms October 14.

The Can Live series has taken the best of Can’s bootlegged recordings—many of which were recorded by Andrew Hall, who sadly died in April 2021—and, overseen by founding member Irmin Schmidt and producer/engineer René Tinner, have fed them through the wringer of 21st century technology to bring you these vital historical documents.

Can Live in Cuxhaven 1976’s sleeve notes were written by the French author Pascal Bussy, whose books include The Can Story (co-authored with Andy Hall, 1989) and Kraftwerk: Man, Machine, and Music (1993). Talking about Can live, Bussy states, “Until the end, Can gigs were not only logical extensions of their studio work, they were definitely a work in itself. And we are so fortunate to still have a lot to discover.”

This new album follows Can Live in Brighton 1975 and Can Live in Stuttgart 1975. The albums have been featured in the year end round ups from Uncut, The Wire, MOJO, Record Collector, Electronic Sound, Treble, Aquarium Drunkard, and more.

MORE ON THE CAN LIVE SERIES | Founded in the late ‘60s and disbanded just over a decade later, Can’s unprecedented and bold marriage of hypnotic grooves and avant-garde instrumental textures has made them one of the most important and innovative bands of all time. These albums reveal a totally different perspective to the band. You may hear familiar themes, riffs and motifs popping up and rippling through these jams, but they are often fleetingly recognized faces in a swirling crowd.

At other points, you will hear music that didn’t make it into the official album canon. In these recordings, Can go to even more extreme ranges than with their studio work—from mellow, ambient drift-rock to the white-dwarf sonic-meltdown moments they used to nickname “Godzillas.” And even as they adapt and chase the rhythm from minute to minute, you can hear the extraordinary musical telepathy its members shared.

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